- FAQ 1: What is Eclipse?
- FAQ 2: What is the Eclipse Platform?
- FAQ 3: Where did Eclipse come from?
- FAQ 4: What is the Eclipse Foundation?
- FAQ 5: How can my users tell where Eclipse ends and a product starts?
- FAQ 6: What are Eclipse projects and technologies?
- FAQ 7: How do I propose my own project?
- FAQ 8: Who is building commercial products based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 9: What open source projects are based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 10: What academic research projects are based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 11: Who uses Eclipse in the classroom?
- FAQ 12: What is an Eclipse Innovation Grant?
- FAQ 13: What Eclipse newsgroups are available?
- FAQ 14: How do I get access to Eclipse newsgroups?
- FAQ 15: What Eclipse mailing lists are available?
- FAQ 16: What articles on Eclipse have been written?
- FAQ 17: What books have been written on Eclipse?
- FAQ 18: How do I report a bug in Eclipse?
- FAQ 19: How can I search the existing list of bugs in Eclipse?
- FAQ 20: What do I do if my feature request is ignored?
- FAQ 21: Can I get my documentation in PDF form, please?
- FAQ 22: Where do I find documentation for a given extension point?
- FAQ 23: How is Eclipse licensed?
FAQ 10: What academic research projects are based on Eclipse?
Much of the academic research on Eclipse is propelled by the Eclipse Innovation Grants, a financial stimulation project funded by IBM in 2003 and renewed for 2004. The award winners are prominently profiled at the Eclipse community Web site (http://eclipse.org/community).
The Eclipse-oriented research projects have topics that vary widely, such as educational software, modeling tools, program analysis, reverse engineering, aspect-oriented programming, alternative language support, Design Patterns, automated testing, software lifecycle support, groupware techniques, debugging, optimization, and software requirement analysis and specification.
Essentially, all these projects benefit from the strengths of Eclipse: an open source platform that is easily extensible, and very well documented. Using Eclipse gives these research projects a running start and allows them to focus on pushing the envelope in the specific vertical domains they are targeting.